Sandis Neilands sandisn at
Thu Nov 10 22:05:15 CST 2005


On 11/10/05, Daniel Silverstone <dsilvers at> wrote:
> Hi,
> My father has been using Ubuntu since Warty and has some concerns about
> proposed UI changes for dapper. He is 77, nearly 78, and demonstrates an
> important principle we'd potentially be breaking. That of the principle
> of least surprise.
> I'm not going to say whether or not I agree with his complaints, or the
> rationale for changing things the way he's not happy with; but I was
> asked to pass on his comments and I am thus doing so.
> D.
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> Daniel Silverstone
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> From: Norman Silverstone <norman at>
> To: Daniel Silverstone <dsilvers at>
> Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 13:56:30 +0000
> Subject: dapper
> I am sending this to you because I am not certain how to make my views
> available to those who decide. I think the suggestion to remove scanner
> access from the Graphics menu as a separate item and make it only
> available via Gimp is not a good idea. Scanning documents etc is not
> necessarily associated with graphic manipulation. I also cannot
> understand the argument for removing floppy formatting from the menu
> list.
> I apologise for bothering you but I would be obliged if you could make
> my views known to those who have requested them.
> Thanks
> Dad

I completely agree with you. By the way you can check out the MenusRevisited
spec ( In comments section there are
a lot of good arguments against proposed changes.

What i think is that we should clean up System
Tools/Administration/Preferences a bit, but DON'T hide anything from the

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